Fox Family Picks Up 'Paper Lanterns' With Humorist Jonny Sun Writing
Humorist and illustrator Jonny Sun is teaming with Chernin Entertainment for Paper Lanterns, a live-action/animation hybrid feature that just got picked up by Fox Family.
Sun will write the script, with Chernin on board to produce.
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Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the studio describes Paper Lanterns as an all-audience story “that pays homage to Chinese folklore in a way that feels contemporary and fresh.”
Fox Family president Vanessa Morrison, Nate Hopper and Rachel Yeung are overseeing for the studio.
Sun was a Twitter humorist who made a splash with his book Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, which landed on Amazon’s best comics and graphic novels list of 2017, and he also recently teamed with Lin-Manuel Miranda for Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You. Sun is also a writer on season six of Netflix's BoJack Horseman and has a three-book deal with Harper Perennial.
Sun is an affiliate art professor at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, as well as a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB. He is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Levine Greenberg.
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